Dunlavin notes November 10


Flower Club

The November Meeting of the Flower Club will take place on Wednesday 12th at 8pm in the Jonathan Swift Hall. A demonstration by woodturner Emmet Kane. €5 admission which includes supper.

Table Quiz

Donard/Glen will hold a table quiz in Toomeys Pub , Donard on December 5th at 9pm. Support would be appreciated.

Christmas cards

This year Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance have yet another array of lovely cards with something for everyone. They are sold in pack of 12 for €7 with over 60% or €4.30 going to research for every pack sold. Due to the generosity of local shops, they are available in Parish Office, Dunlavin, OKeeffe’s Donard ,Daly’s Hollywood, The Post Office, Centra, Roches Pharmacy and the Health Centre in Dunlavin, Berney’s Pharmacy Kilcullen, McGreal’s pharmacy and the Office Shop, Blessington, Murphy Sheerin Veterinary & Patterson’s Baltinglass. More shops are coming on stream all the time so watch this space

The charity has a small amount of cookery books written by Catherine Fulvio – a beautiful hard back edition, illustrated, easy to make cakes and ingredients are all ready available for sale a special price of €5 which would make a lovely Christmas present. Book available at the Office Shop, Blessington

Scoil Nicolas Naofa News

The 5th and 6th classes will be very busy over the next few weeks with two rehearsals in Greystones taking place before their performance in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on Sunday November 23rd. Best of luck to them.
The first meeting of the coderdojo takes place on Wednesday November 12th from 7pm-8.30pm in the school hall. The club will cater for 7-15 year olds. Each member is asked to bring their own laptop. Parents of all under 12 children attending must remain for the duration of all meetings.

If you are interested in attending please contact Alicia at [email protected]

Anyone interested in taking Yoga lessons should contact Kate on 087-2762319. She will conduct small classes starting this Wednesday November 5th.
Tesco Extra in Naas have decided to give Solas almost €500 from their community grant allocation based on all the tokens dropped into the Solas Box over the past weeks. Thanks to all who supported this effort and to the staff who promoted Solas with Tesco initially.

Social Badminton
Badminton for fun takes place every Thursday night in the Imaal Hall at 8.30pm. All welcome.

Olde Chair
Looking for a nice piece of furniture or some Bric-A-Brac why not drop into the newly opened shop The Olde Chair on Stephen’s Street, Dunlavin (beside Rose’s Cafe). Great bargains to be got.


Wednesday 12 November 8.00pm
Lecture: ‘Cursus Monuments in South Leinster’ by Christiaan Corlett
A cursus is a monument consisting of a pair of parallel banks that may extend over considerable distances. They are probably of the Neolithic period. Two were recently identified in West Wicklow – at Lugnagun and Keadeen.
Venue: Timmins Bar (upstairs) , Baltinglass
Cover charge: €5 – includes tea / coffee
Culture Bus
The culture bus will travel to a play entitled “Lonely Hearts” by the Leeson Park Players on Thursday November 27th 2014. The bus will leave Dunlavin at 6.30pm. Local thespian Andrew Deering will take part in the play. Enquiries to 087 9693960. Admission to play €10. Congratulations to Andrew on having his play “Mitch and Titch” staged at a one act festival in Germany last week.
The residents association are in the process of putting together their 2015 calender and are seeking old photographs. Photgraphs may be dropped into the parish office. All original photographs will be returned.

Advent Fair
Camphill Community Grangebeg are hosting an Advent Fair on
Sat 29 November 2014.
For stalls & information please contact
Jeannie 085 216 1804

A Unislim class has commenced in the parish centre Dunlavin on Tuesday mornings 11am to 12 noon. A great opportunity to shed those unwanted pounds before Christmas.
Craft & Food

St.Laurence’s Food art & craft fair in aid of KARE & St. Laurence’s will take place on Saturday November 22nd 7pm-10pm & Sunday November 23rd 12pm-6pm. As always we will have free parking, free admission, and complimentary mulled wine on arrival! We are taking bookings now and expect the stalls to fill up fast. Each year we have wonderful array of arts and crafts from near & far. With in excess of 50 stands last year our fair is growing bigger & better every year. Come along and soak up the festive atmosphere and get ahead with some early Christmas shopping. You’ll not only be supporting local enterprise and charities but also getting an opportunity to purchase original once off crafts. Don’t miss this great weekend of Festive fun. All are welcome, even if you don’t want to shop it’s worth a visit just to soak up the atmosphere. Anyone interested in booking a stall please contact Sheila 085 1385133 after 7pm or by email [email protected]

Westside Community Games are appealing for help to prevent the club from disbanding. If anyone can help keep the club going please contact Loretta Wright, Linda Darker, Vera Reid or Marie Corrigan.

CoderDojo is an open source, volunteer led movement running free not for profit coding clubs (Dojos). At a Dojo, young people between the age of 7-15 years learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programmes and games. Are you interested in seeing a Dojo established in Dunlavin- whether you are interested as a parent of a participant, a mentor or someone who could assist with organisation and administration, please email [email protected]

Folk Group
The folk group have restarted after the summer break. They sing at 10am Mass on Sundays every two weeks. Singers and musicians welcome to join in. Contact Suzanne on 087/2977794.

Parent and Toddler Group
Dunlavin Community Playschool’s Parent & Toddler group meet every Wednesday from 10am-12noon in the Jonathan Swift Hall behind the playschool. Cost is €3 per adult. More details contact 045/406866.

Men’s Shed
The Dunlavin Men’s Shed is now open, and meeting every Tuesday from 10am-2pm and Thursday nights 7.30pm to 9.30pm. in Murtagh’s. All welcome. Some interesting projects lined up for Christmas.

Senior Citizen Christmas Party
Anyone willing to make puddings / trifles or brown bread for the senior citizen’s Christmas party on November 30th please contact Pauline in the parish office.

Friendship Club
The friendship club has restarted every Friday at 3pm in the parish centre. New members welcome.

Anyone wishing to join walking group meet at Imaal Hall on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 9.30am.

New Running Club
We walk / jog or run Monday / Wednesday and Friday nights at 7pm outside St.Kevins School in Dunlavin. This club is completely free. People can just turn up on the night and join people either doing a “Couch to 5K” or walk, jog or run.
We are on Facebook under “Dunlavin Running Club.”

Community Text Alert
Coming into the winter evenings people are asked to check in on elderly neighbours.
Community text alert has been launched in the Dunlavin area. Residents can sign up for €10. Forms are in Ed’s Veg shop. People are urged to be vigilant at all times and contact the Gardai if the spot anything suspicious in the area.

Why not drop into the newly refurbished library in the Market House. Great selection of new books especially for children. Membership is free, free WI-Fi and internet access.The daily and local newspapers are available to read. Opening hours Tuesday 6.30pm-8.30pm, Wednesday 3pm-5pm, 6.30pm-8.30pm.Friday 10.30am-1pm and 3pm-5pm. Saturday 11am-1pm. Closed Saturdays of Bank Holiday weekends.

St Vincent de Paul Group
The telephone contact number for the local branch is 0857274194.and the contact number for the Samaritans 1850-60-90-90

Bingo takes place in the Imaal Hall every Saturday night at 9pm.Jackpot waiting to be won now stands at €1600. The funds raised by the Bingo goes towards the upkeep of the Imaal Hall and well worth supporting.

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